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CHARLOTTE — The Panthers have decided to keep Joey Slye as their kicker and release veteran Graham Gano, who missed all of last season with a knee injury. Gano took over as the … more
J.T. Brubaker became the 14th member of the Wilson Tobs summer collegiate baseball franchise to play in the major leagues when the right-handed reliever made his debut Sunday for the Pittsburgh … more
Already out of the ring since February of 2018, Beddingfield High graduate Kelvin King will wait at least another month to make his return. Originally scheduled to face southpaw Angel Lopez on … more
A 25-lap Limited Sportsman race with $1,200 for the winner is the featured event as racing returns to County Line Raceway on Saturday, July 11. Also racing will be Late Model, Super Stock … more
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Another late rally seemed to be in the works for Team CP3 against the Golden Eagles in the second round of The Basketball Tournament on Monday night at Nationwide Arena. … more
More than four months after his last competitive basketball game, Aaron Rountree III didn’t need a lot of motivation to hit the hardwood for the third straight year in The Basketball … more
NEW YORK — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in … more
LUCAMA — John Goin picked up his first career win of any kind in the second act of a rain-shortened Late Model doubleheader at Southern National Motorsports Park on Sunday in one of the … more
Racing will happen at two tracks in Wilson County this weekend but with a limited number of fans at both sites following Gov. Roy Cooper’s continuance of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic … more
After two straight years of Wilson boats making a splash at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, the 62nd annual deep sea fishing extravaganza at Morehead City had one local success story. The … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Christopher O’Neill of Glen Allen, Virginia, blistered the Belmont Lake Golf Club with rounds of 63 and 66 to finish with a 15-under-pair 129 to capture the SwingThought … more
Like everyone else these days, Mike Diaz is ready for things to get back to normal. While the world at large, especially the sports world, has been anything but normal as the COVID-19 pandemic has … more
Following the conclusion of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday night, it was more wait and see for Fike High senior third baseman Hunter Stokely, while East Carolina junior outfielder Bryson … more
For a young man whose future could change dramatically in a couple of days, Hunter Stokely isn’t letting what he can’t control worry him. The Fike High senior, who will graduate … more
Kelvin King can now put a face and a name to his next opponent. The Beddingfield High graduate and 25-year-old professional boxer will make his return to the ring following a layoff of over 16 … more
For all the quirks and oddities surrounding the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in relation to its peers in the NBA, NFL and NHL, baseball is the home to the common man’s … more
At the prime age of 25, Kelvin King sees himself on a collision course with the end of his professional boxing career. In fact, the day-to-day routine of the Beddingfield High graduate is geared … more
When Jerry Sands traded his Wilson Tobs uniform for that of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in June of 2008, little did the Smithfield-Selma High and Wilson’s Mills … more
Trying to make it in the NFL is generally tough enough when you played college football at the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision level, but preparing for the biggest job interview he might ever … more
Having overcome countless obstacles on his quest to play in the National Football League, Malik Williams has learned to be patient as he tries to keep that dream alive amid the coronavirus … more
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